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Research, Views About Sciences Survey (VASS) and physics learning evaluation instruments

Research, Views About Sciences Survey (VASS) and physics learning evaluation instruments

The revised Force Concept Inventory (I. Halloun, R.R. Hake, E.P. Mosca, and D. Hestenes), the Mechanics Baseline Test (Hestenes & Wells), and the VASS (Views About Sciences Survey) evaluation instruments are available (as a .pdf file) at this site to educators. Such instruments are used in an approach to reform of curriculum design and teaching methodology that is guided by a Modeling Theory of Physics Instruction, the focus of educational research by David Hestenes and collaborators since 1980. Implementation through Modeling Workshops for high school teachers has been supported by grants from the National Science Foundation from 1989 to 2000. The documented success of the workshops and the enthusiastic response of the teachers has stimulated institutionalization and expansion of the... Show More
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